Now that Google have announced the next version of the Android operating system it will further heighten the frustration that many users feel while waiting for their device to receive an update. There is still a huge number of pretty recent hardware waiting to get updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, and today we can tell you that Sony acknowledges the Xperia S Android ICS update problems.
Just a week ago now we told you that the Sony Xperia S Android Ice Cream Sandwich update had begun rolling out to users handsets, which came after there was some surprise that the device originally shipped running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Things have not been running smoothly though since the update began its push out to owners and as an article on Recombu is reporting there have been some snags.
For some reason the handsets that had an SI number that Sony had listed as ready for the upgrade have had difficulty upgrading to the new software. Sony has stated that it is now aware and stated “We have located some issues and we’re working on fixing them as soon as possible. So if your SI number is listed for the ICS update but you still get the message saying that your phone is up-to-date stay calm we’re working on it. We will come back with more info soon”.
When the update procedure was begun users were met with the message that their handset was already running the latest version of the Android operating system, which was listed as Gingerbread 2.3.7. Sony has promised to re-release the Ice Cream update for the Sony Xperia S, and once installed it will offer users native app and notification dismissal.
There will also be improved battery life with a number of user interface enhancements and tweaks such as the Walkman equaliser. Owners are advised to keep checking their device to see if things change. Did your Sony Xperia S get updated to Android ICS?